It was a beautiful day to open the season! After a random drawing to decide the boat assignments this week, we will be moving to a standard rotation for the rest of the season. All 24 Rhodes 19s got out on the line, and after a slightly delayed start, 6 races were completed for the day. With the exception of the final race, our courses were “Course 4” meaning that there was a windward mark, offset, and a leeward gate,
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Hello, Frostbiters, alternates, volunteers, and Courageous staff,
 
Only 2 more days until our first day of Frostbiting, and it's looking like it will be a good one--mostly cloudy, in the high 40's, with west winds just over 10 knots.  Our maintenance staff, with help from fleet volunteers Bryan Lee and Marcelo Pereira, is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the boats, and we're excited!
 
There's lots of information and new developments to share, so, without further ado:
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  This Saturday we hosted a Halloween-themed Open House at the JP boathouse for Summer Youth Program students, families, and staff. It was a gorgeous day on the pond with bright sunshine, a strong breeze, and beautiful autumn colors. Many families joined us, decked out in the finest Halloween costumes, and sailed, rowed, painted pumpkins, ate too much candy, and celebrated the fall season with other Youth Program participants and staff. Thank you to the JP boathouse staff, the excellent instructors
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On Wednesday, October 23, Courageous staff, members, and friends all gathered at Boston Sail Loft for a great Cocktails for Courageous event.  Over 100 people attended and it was a heartwarming way to spend a blustery evening.  As usual, we had great food donated by Boston Sail Loft and wonderful raffle prizes from Top of the Hub, Skywalk, Hoistaway Sailbags, and Tip Tap Room.   We want to truly thank everyone in the Boston sailing community who attended on Wednesday for your support, both
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Sailing is not a pleasure that is typically afforded to kids that live in the city. I was fortunate enough to have been introduced to it through Courageous Sailing in more ways than one. First, my initial contact with sailing when I was 8 years old in their youth program, then yet again once I became a freshman at Boston Latin School, finding out that maybe I wanted to try doing it at a competitive level. There were rough patches (including my almost being asked to leave the team) initially, but by my junior year I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue seriously; so I did.

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